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U.S. Supreme Court Blocks Wisconsin Voter ID

Thursday evening, the United States Supreme Court granted an injunction to delay implementation of the Wisconsin Voter ID law. The law will now be put on hold at least until after the November election. After the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals held that the Voter ID law was Constitutional, the opponents of the law filed […]

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Same-Sex Marriage in Wisconsin

Today, the United States Supreme Court officially declined to hear the appeal of the Wisconsin same-sex marriage case that had been appealed up from the 7th District Circuit Court of Appeals. This refusal to grant means that the Court of Appeals decision will stand, and as of today same-sex marriage is legal in Wisconsin. As you […]

Do You Have to Identify Yourself to Police?

In recent days, there have been two different incidents where a person has been stopped by police for questionable reasons, asked to identify themselves, and then arrested when they refused on principle to show their ID.  Is a person actually required to provide their ID to an officer when asked, when they haven committed a crime? Yes, […]

WI Supreme Court Upholds Voter ID Law

Today, the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued two separate decisions upholding the constitutionality of the state Voter ID law, which requires voters to present particular forms of ID in order to vote. In the short-term, these decisions will have no practical effect. The Voter ID law is still currently unenforceable, as a Federal lawsuit challenging the […]

The Hobby Lobby Decision part 1

This all started when Congress passed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), which prevents the government from substantially burdening a person exercise of religion, unless the government shows the burden is in furtherance of a government interest, AND is the least restrictive means of furthering that interest. Another set of Federal Laws, called the Dictionary Act, […]